Inspiration to have and to hold : 1

Inspiration to have and to hold : 1

May 24, 2018

After working most of this past weekend* I found myself whiling away the better part of Monday afternoon watching Ted Talks on my laptop with a big bowl of white popcorn beside me, and later a chilled glass of Chardonnay.
I revisited my favorites and laughed out loud and hung on words and filled up with tears as if I was seeing them all for the very first time. 

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I fell in love with a music man.

I fell in love with a music man.

April 16, 2018

I fell in love with a music man. And he fell in love with an unabashed romantic with tears that perpetually live just below the surface, ready for any occasion. It’s a love story, mine and Michael’s, that’s for sure.

But it is also a story of perseverance and commitment. Because life is complicated and so is marriage. Truthfully, I think Disney did us a disservice with all of that “happily ever after” business. It was presented so consistently and at such an impressionable age, it seemed that it was a given. But there are no guarantees of happily ever after. Two people meet and fall in love and at the height of what is probably the most romantic time of their relationship, they then decide to get married.

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Love. Not even death can take it away.

Love. Not even death can take it away.

February 02, 2018

Mary had dark hair and huge soulful eyes that were more ebony than brown. Her mother gave birth to her at home when she was forty years old, a feat at any age and a testament to a hearty stock of women known for their quiet strength. There was a significant gap in age between Mary and the next sibling, making her by default the cherished baby girl in a family of four.

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